Six more songs complete Latvian line-up

Six more songs complete Latvian line-up
Markus Riva, one of tonight's qualifiers. Photo: LTV
Riga, Latvia -

Tonight the second semi-final of Dziesma 2014 took place in the Palladium concert hall in Riga, Latvia. Twelve more songs competed for the right to reach the forthcoming final in Ventspils, but only six could qualify. Who were the lucky ones that were Made In Latvia to proceed to the final?

The decision was reached by a 50/50 combination of a jury vote and televoting. Viewers could vote by phone, SMS and for the first time also by voting online, which viewers around the world could also vote,. The results produced the following six qualifiers (in bold) out of the twelve songs performed this evening.

The programme was presented by Ēriks Loks and Nauris Brikmanis.

The contenders

  1. Revelation sung by Ralfs Eilands, Valters Pūce & Nelli Bubujanca
  2. You Are The Reason sung by Katrine Lukins
  3. I Need A Soul-Twin sung by Mad Show Boys
  4. Lights On sung by Markus Riva
  5. Breathe Slow sung by Anete Volmane
  6. What If It Was sung by Rolands Ūdris
  7. Moment And Tomorrow sung by Katrīna Bindere
  8. Pa Vidu Tu sung by Andris Kivičs
  9. Pēdējā Vēstule sung by Dons
  10. Is It Possible sung by Sabīne Vidriķe
  11. Pressure sung by Sabīne Berezina
  12. If I Could (Get Away) sung by Eirošmits

As well as the artists competing in the contest, there were various guest artists, including Sinplus who represented Switzerland in the 2012 contest, Aija Andrejeva, Latvian Voices (the world choir champions), the Sola choir plus the groups Headline and Credo.

The songs that qualified tonight, join the six songs that already qualified from last night's first semi-final;

Here I Am Again sung by Niko
Cake To Bake sung by Aarzemnieki
Stay sung by Samanta Tina
Going All The Way sung by MyRadiantU
I Can Breathe sung by Aminata Savadogo
Saule Riet (Take Away) sung by Olga & Līgo

All twelve songs will compete in the final of Dziesma 2014 to be held on the 22nd of February in Ventspils for the honour of representing Latvia in the First Semi-Final in Copenhagen on Tuesday 6th May.

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  • Posted on 20 February 2014 at 23:59
    As a Latvian living in Australia, I would love to see Saule Riet - Olga un Ligo get through as our representative in Copenhagen 2014! Beautiful to see some entries in the Latvian language and tautas dejas on screen! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 February 2014 at 03:23
    Aw, no Mad Show Boys.
    Loved Dons. He was the deserved winner of that night. LOL at Eirošmits. Hilarious. Love Samanta Tina & Niko :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 February 2014 at 23:58
    Hope Latvia sends Revelation <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 February 2014 at 22:13
    Samanta Tina Stay - 12 points (best) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 February 2014 at 09:06
    Sabine Berezina should be in the final! Congrats latvian people, you're so sucks at televoting! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 February 2014 at 01:19
    if you choose ralfs, valters and nelli, the revelation will come to eurovision.. very good song.. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 23:18
    I heard more cracked voices than in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and two of them got into the finals?! Really?! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 23:15
    I think Latvia made a great mistake by not choosing Sabine Berezina and Pressure!! It could even win it all!! She has a great voice.. Love that song.. Like a song from a fantasy movie soundtrack.. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2014 at 23:11
    Too bad that Mad Show Boys didn't qualify. Loved their song. Then again, I usually lose all hope for Latvia.. report to the moderator